Eastwood is a town four miles west of Southend-on-Sea. It is bordered by Rayleigh to the west, Rochford to the north-east, and the Belfairs, part of Leigh-on-Sea, to the south. To the north lies Edwards Hall Park, a large area of open countryside, part of which is farmland. This green space extends all the way to Hockley Woods, and Hockley. There are also several play parks throughout Eastwood. It is a mainly residential area with housing and small clusters of independent local shops scattered throughout.
There are several pubs, including The Oakwood, The Brookside Tavern, The Bellhouse and The Loyal Toast. Further down Rayleigh Road there is a Miller and Carter steakhouse. The area also a snooker club.
Eastwood Cricket Club play at Belfairs Recreation Ground, Leigh on Sea. They field four sides in the T-Rippon Mid Essex League and a number of youth teams.
Eastwood has good bus links to both Southend and the surrounding areas, with popular services including Arriva Southend's number 9 service, and First Essex's number 20 service. The nearby Southend Airport operates a range of European passenger flights. The nearest railway station is Southend Airport station on the Great Eastern Main Line with services to London Liverpool Street operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. There are currently no buses connecting the north side of Eastwood (north of the A127) with the south side and its administrative town of Leigh-on-Sea.
The average value of a property in Eastwood as of 2016 is £295,473. The average semi-detached property currently values at £268,210 whilst the average value of a flat in 2016 is £163,093. Eastwood offers a range of houses, bungalows and flat conversions.
Eastwood is home to Heycroft Primary School and Edwards Hall Primary School. There is also one secondary school, The Eastwood Academy which is home to the Eastwood Theatre, which puts on several theatrical productions, as well as other events such as battle of the bands. All Ofsted reports and GCSE results for schools in the local area can be found online.